Narrative:The HAL-748 plane crashed in a dense forest, 2,5 km from the Arakkonam NAS. The HAL-748 was converted to carry a rotordome, which would ultimately house the in-built radar, on top. Preliminary reports suggest the dome collapsed on top of the aircraft, since the dome was found 2km from the runway.
|Date:||11 JAN 1999|
|Type:||Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. HAL-748-219 Srs. 2|
|Operator:||Defence Research and Development Org.|
|C/n / msn:|| 569|
|First flight:|| 1978|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Total:||Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||2,5 km (1.6 mls) from Arakkonam Naval Air Station (India)
|Phase:|| Unknown (UNK)|
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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.